Our guest for this episode is Rev. Jeannie Alexander. Jeannie is a lawyer and minister. Years ago, she gave up representing corporate clients in Texas and has devoted her life to advocacy for those on the insides of our prisons in Tennessee. For five years, she served as chaplain at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville and now directs the No Exceptions Prison Collective in Nashville. [hyperlink: noexceptions.net]
In our conversation with Jeannie we learned of an unfortunate peacock attack at a Trappist monastery in Georgia, what it's like to call a condemned man a friend, and how she thinks we can turn the tide on Tennessee's unhealthy dependence on prisons.